Ella Wheeler

Female5 November 1850–30 October 1919

Brief Life History of Ella

When Ella Wheeler was born on 5 November 1850, in Johnstown, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Marcus Hartwell Wheeler, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Jane Pratt, was 35. She married Robert Marius Wilcox on 1 May 1884, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1919 and Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1919. In 1883, at the age of 32, her occupation is listed as poetess in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. She died on 30 October 1919, in Short Beach, Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Short Beach, Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Marius Wilcox
Ella Wheeler
Marriage: 1 May 1884

Sources (24)

  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox in household of ? M Wilcox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella Wheeler in household of Marcus S Wheeler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ella Wheeler, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1884Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1852 · The Second Empire

    Age 2

    During the second empire Emperor Napoleon III reigned. The country experienced economic growth and gained favorable foreign policies.

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

    Age 4

    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.


    Age 20

    Franco-Prussian war resulted in the loss of Alsace and Lorraine and the fall of Napoleon III. Paris Commune (1871).

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a wheelwright, a maker of wheels (primarily for carts and other vehicles, but also other kinds of wheels, for use in spinning or other manufacturing processes), from Middle English wheler, whegheler, a derivative of Old English hweogol, hweowol, hwēol ‘wheel’.

    History: A founder of Salisbury, NH, in 1634 was John Wheeler.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    The Winds of Fate

    THE WINDS OF FATE One ship drives east and another drives west With the self-same winds that blow; 'Tis the set of the sails And not the gales That tells them the way to go. Like the winds …

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